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Poster: Deadhead225 Date: Oct 19, 2012 3:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dream Bowl 2/21/69

My burning Q for years: Why does Phil scream "you MFers!!
HEY!.... HEY!!!" at the
end of 'Rag'?
Still waiting........

I don't know for certain, but it has always summed the song up perfectly for me. Like punctuation.

I don't know what the actual meaning of the song is, but to me it is about people bitching, and I think that is what Phil is keying on. I was not old enough to completely grasp it at the time, but I think the Boys were just tired of all the politics of the day. I know that is how it was in my household. Jer said - that was the worst part of the 60s. I think this was their reaction to that.

Awesome work for a peak era show SB. I remember getting the tape when they got sprung, & we were all in awe.

This post was modified by Deadhead225 on 2012-10-19 22:46:59